TOM CLANCY Act of Defiance Release by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson

EVENT OVERVIEW: US Navy Veterans Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson (ANDREWS & WILSON) discuss writing Tom Clancy’s Act of Defiance (a Jack Ryan novel), a submarine thriller releasing on the 40th anniversary of The Hunt for the Red October. They will also discuss the impact that their military service has had on them personally as veteran entrepreneurs and storytellers. Q&A and book signing to follow the talk.

EVENT TICKETS: Eventbrite tickets available here


ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Tom Clancy - Act of Defiance (a Jack Ryan novel)

When a Russian superweapon is let loose under the waves, it's up to President Jack Ryan to find a countermove in the latest entry in this #1 New York Times bestselling series.

US intelligence says there's something going on in Russia. While their land forces have been decimated by corruption and incompetence, the Navy seems to be pouring money into some secret project.

Analysts are stumped, until the knot is untangled by one particularly bright young woman at the Office of Naval Intelligence--Katie Ryan, the youngest daughter of President Jack Ryan. Like her father, she sees patterns where other don't, and she's determined that the Russians are about to launch a super missile submarine, the Belgorod.

Now the race is on to determine where the sub is and whether it poses a threat to the continental US.


"Forty years after Tom Clancy’s genre defining debut novel, The Hunt for Red October, a new Russian submarine is moving west… Gripping and powerful, Act of Defiance is Andrews and Wilson at their best!  A fitting tribute to the master. Tom Clancy would be proud."  —Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Only the Dead

Thirty-five years ago, Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.



Navy veterans Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson (Andrews & Wilson) are the best -selling writing team behind the TIER ONE, SONS OF VALOR, and THE SHEPHERDS military thriller series as well as the latest technothriller FOUR MINUTES.


Brian is a Kansas City local author who served as an officer and nuclear engineer on a fast-attack submarine. He holds a master’s degree from Cornell is a Park Leadership Fellow. Jeff is a vascular surgeon and jet pilot who conducted combat operations and multiple deployments with an East Coast–based SEAL team and worked in covert government task forces.


They have more than two dozen published novels and have sold millions of copies across media channels. In addition to their novels, they have multiple original works in development for film and television. Learn more at:


EVENT DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $37.00 (plus Eventbrite Ticket Fee) includes 1 Hardcover of Tom Clancy - Act of Defiance (a Jack Ryan novel), 1 Admission Reservation, and 1 Guest Admission Reservation. General Admission Seating.

EVENT FORMAT: Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson will discuss their new book Tom Clancy - Act of Defiance (a Jack Ryan novel). The discussion will last approximately one hour.


DISCLAIMER: All author event sales are final and non-refundable. Eventbrite ticket fees are non-refundable.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
707 W. 47th
Kansas City, MO 64112
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ISBN: 9780593422878
Availability: Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now and your Copy will be available on the release date
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 21st, 2024

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